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Community College Enrollment Falls

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Many new college graduates are struggling to find work as their first student loan payments loom on the horizon. Fewer entry-level jobs are available during the pandemic, and unemployment benefits typically aren’t accessible. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Community colleges in the State of Texas have seen a big decrease in enrollments since 2019.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board says public two-year colleges have seen a decrease in enrollments of ten point seven percent and throughout the state, the schools have seen an enrollment decrease of one percent since the fall of 2020.

Amarillo College saw a downfall in enrollments from 2019 to 2020 decreasing from 9,809 students to 9,220, but the school has
seen a slight rise this fall over 2020 reporting 9,283, an increase of point 68 from 2020.


Story By: Chuck Williams


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